Knicks Morning News (2013.11.11)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Dolan guarantees a Knick win vs. Hawks (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 01:00:25 EDT)

    New York Knicks owner James Dolan expects his team to turn things around immediately. In fact, he guarantees they’ll win their next game. Dolan played a show with his band, JD and the Straight Shot, a few hours after the Knicks lost by 31 points to the San Antonio Spurs. In between songs during the show at The Cutting Room, he talked to the audience about the Knicks and Rangers. “Thanks to the Rangers, who brought me a win,” Dolan said. “Unfortunately, the basketball [team] couldn’t do it today.

  • [New York Newsday] For Danny Green, there's no place like home . . . and your shooting touch (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:17:00 EST)

    Danny Green had been searching for his shot this season, and the Spurs swingman found it back home. The North Babylon native shot 8-for-11 and scored a season-high 24 points in the Spurs' 120-89 win over the Knicks at the Garden on Sunday.

  • [New York Daily News] Broadway Jim! At gig, Dolan guarantees Knicks will win Wednesday vs. Hawks (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:16:47 GMT)

    The Knicks fell short by 31 points against the Spurs on Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t stop the team’s owner from predicting victory later that evening. James Dolan tried to keep everything about the music on Sunday night as the frontman for JD and the Straight Shot inside The Cutting Room in Manhattan, but couldn’t help a few comments about his teams inside Madison Square Garden.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: J.R.’s debut a dud (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:13:00 GMT)

    J.R. Smith failed to provide the spark the Knicks were hoping for after returning from a five-game suspension for violating the NBA’s drug policy.    

  • [New York Daily News] Dolan pays Woodson a visit following loss to Spurs (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:09:46 GMT)

    Mike Woodson’s job security may or may not be an issue. Only James Dolan knows the answer and considering the owner’s sometimes irrational behavior — remember he expects an NBA title this season — anything is possible.    

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Woodson’s last dance could be coming soon (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 04:40:50 GMT)

    When it officially became garbage time at the Garden, with a little over eight minutes to play in one of the Knicks’ worst efforts during Mike Woodson’s coaching tenure in New York, Amar’e Stoudemire stretched out on the baseline and started having a little chat with James Dolan.    

  • [New York Daily News] Green lights up defenseless Knicks (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:35:28 GMT)

    Tim Duncan didn’t even look at the box score. “I know, I got one basket today,” Mr. Spur said before leaving the Garden Sunday after San Antonio trampled the hapless, no-effort Knicks, 120-89.    

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves End 22-Game Skid vs Lakers, 113-90 (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:01:56 GMT)

    Nobody in the Minnesota locker room had to say much before the game about the Timberwolves’ 22-game losing streak to the Lakers.    

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Game to Watch: Pacers Streak Toward Chicago (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 05:31:48 GMT)

    Indiana (7-0) is off to its best start; as for the Bulls, Derrick Rose remains a work in progress.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Durant Caps Rally With Win Over Wizards (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 05:06:24 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 33 points, including a tying 3-pointer late in regulation and foul shots in overtime, to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Washington Wizards.    

  • [New York Times] Bledsoe Scores 24 Points, Suns Defeat Pelicans (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:41:05 GMT)

    Eric Bledsoe scored 24 points and Markieff Morris came off the bench to score 23 as the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-94 on Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] Durant Scores 33, Thunder Beat Wizards in OT (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:12:45 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 33 points, including a tying 3 late in regulation and the go-ahead foul shots in overtime that sent the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Washington Wizards 106-105 on Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] Smith Returns, but His Game Does Not (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 01:13:22 GMT)

    The Knicks’ J. R. Smith missed eight of nine shots, committed four turnovers and spent the fourth quarter on the bench in his regular-season debut.    

  • [New York Times] Spurs 120, Knicks 89: For Knicks, a Slow Start and a Bad Ending (Mon, 11 Nov 2013 01:05:32 GMT)

    J. R. Smith returned to the lineup, but the Knicks failed in every aspect in a humiliating loss to San Antonio at the Garden on Sunday.    

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